Visiting Students’ Research Programme (VSRP)

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Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducts annual summer programmes in which talented students are introduced to research activities in the areas of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.The selected students are expected to work on a research project under the supervision of a TIFR researcher. 

The programmes are held both at the Mumbai campus of the TIFR as well as at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune during mid May to early July each year.


First Year M.Sc., Fourth Year Integrated MS and M.Tech. students. Highly motivated Third Year B.Tech. students are also eligible to apply.

To Apply

Students are encouraged to apply online. Before filling the online application form please keep the following ready :

1. Scanned photo (.jpg file of size not exceeding 100kb ) of your passport size photograph.
2. Students can select upto 2 departments, and for each department, they can fill in two areas of interest from the options available in the menu. Please read the Information Brochure before you fill this section.
3. A write-up of up to 400 words, describing your interest in the most preferred field of study has to be provided in the appropriate box. The write up should not contain special characters. In particular, use of equations in write-ups is strongly discouraged.
4. Names, Affiliation, Designation, Contact address (both e‑mail and physical address) and contact phone no. of 2 referees who would be filling referee reports for you. They should be teachers or persons with whom you have interacted academically.

The link for filling up the Referee Report Form online will be sent by email to both Referees after complete registration.

Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet can send a request for application form along with a self-addressed stamped envelope of Rs 10/- to :

The Assistant Registrar (Academic)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba
Mumbai 400005.

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